Camden Township Recycling 


 Curbside recycling in conjunction with the Blue can trash collection is available from Allied/Republic Waste Services.  Be sure recyclables are Empty, Clean and Dry before placing them in your recycling container.  One dirty item can contaminate thousands of pounds of collected materials.  Questions?  Contact Republic 440-774-3165 or  For what to recycle check:


We are now able to recycle in our green cans:

Plastic #1-7: Food & Beverage, Detergent & Soap containers 

 Glass: Food & Beverage containers

 Metal Cans: Aluminum, Steel & Bi-metal Food & Beverage cans, Al foil & foil pans

Cartons/Aseptic containers: milk, juice

 Paper Products: Newspapers, Magazines, Phone books, Junk Mail, Cardboard

 Do not Recycle: Aerosol cans, containers with excessive foods or liquids. oil or anti-freeze containers, shredded paper, styrofoam, coat hangers, plastic wrap, plastic bags, bubble wrap. toys, flower pots, scrap metal, pots & pans, knives, chains, car parts, batteries, ceramics, china, window glass, light bulbs, Christmas lights, clothing, blankets, furniture, wood, styrofoam, hoses, appliances, tires, needles, syringes, medical waste, Plastics other than 1-7



2 Recycle Bins for mixed papers & 1 for cardboard are available at 417 State Street, Kipton at the former Recycle Building 


Lorain County Collection Center

540 S. Abbe Rd.


New Collection Hours Effective May 21, 2018

Monday 12 pm-4pm

Wednesday 12 pm-6pm

Saturday 9am-3pm

Lorain County Solid Waste Management District

For recycling information check the website:


 call 440-329-5440 for information


Lorain County Commissioners

Matt Lundy   Lori Kokoski   Sharon Sweda


The county put the center in the former Elyria Flea Market, which was donated to the Lorain County Port Authority after its roof collapsed due to storm damage. The Solid Waste District paid $200,000 to renovate the building.


Further renovations this year have included a new exit tunnel that eliminated a nerve-wracking 90 degree turn for drivers dropping off materials, a dual ram auto tie high-compaction baler partially funded by an Ohio EPA grant, new LED lighting and a fresh coat of paint.


Open to Lorain County residents only, the center accepts plastics (Nos. 1 through 7); glass; aluminum; glass; broken down and bundled cardboard; electronic waste such as computers and flat screen TVs (screens up to 27 inches); paint; chemicals; up to 10 tires per trip, on or off the rim, up to 20 inches in diameter; newspapers, magazines and phonebooks; and fluorescent bulbs, to name a few (a complete list can be found on the county website,


Residents can drive through, swipe their driver's license to prove residency, and employees will unload their vehicles before sending them on their way. The center serves 17,000 vehicles a year and collects about 1.6 million pounds of waste annually, according to numbers provided by the Lorain County Solid Waste District.

Approximately 30 percent of disposed items are household hazardous waste, followed by scrap tires (27 percent), electronic waste (20 percent), fluorescent bulbs (15 percent) and recyclables (8 percent).


Tiffany Barker, marketing coordinator for the Solid Waste District, said the new baler can create bales of shredded paper weighing 1,200 pounds and tie them without manual labor. It can also bale cardboard and plastics. Purchased for $299,500, it cost the county one-third of that after officials received a $200,000 Ohio EPA grant in 2018.


The center's previous baler could make bales weighing only 600 pounds, and they had to be tied manually, Barker said. Buyers pay between $15 and $80 per ton for cardboard and between $90 and $150 per ton for shredded paper, depending on market conditions.


Batteries and household chemicals can be tested and sorted into categories, collection center team lead Chris Hevener said. Paint is resold by Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store, while unidentified chemicals can be tested by Ross Environmental Services to ensure worker safety if they can't be identified otherwise.


One to two truckloads of 48 palletized recyclables leave the center per month for recycling or sale, Hevener said.


The collection center is open noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, though hours are subject to change. The center can be reached by calling (440) 329-5440


Check for places & ways to dispose of mattresses



  • Communities receive grants based on amounts recycled in the Green curbside cansAll items must meet EPA standards & be approved by the county before being purchased.
  • In 2019 we will receive $3,013.20 for recycling 149.5 tons. We purchased 4 office chairs, a ladder for the records room, Cemetery sign, Paper towels & Envelopes.
  • In 2018 we received $2,921.04 for recycling 135.25 tons.  We purchased 10 30"x96" Recycled tables for the & 2 60" round tables for the halls. 4 sign holders for roadwork signs. Paper towels, binders, and  folders all of recycled material.


  •  In 2017 we received $1,429.48 for recycling 97.6 tons.  We purchased 2 desk chairs for the office, a 2 drawer legal file, 5 shelf steel bookcase, 6 compartment shelf organizer, 5 slot steel organizer, 7 tier steel desk organizer, recycled paper towels, envelopes, and file folders.


  •  In 2016 we will receive $1,030 for recycling 64.9 tons.  We purchased 4 chairs for the meeting room, a rubber mat for the garage, recycled paper products for the office & rest rooms, 2 letter sorters, cleaning rags, mop heads & a door mat. Only 2 townships recycled less than we did - Huntington & Rochester.  Most Townships collected almost double our amount even those of similar size.


  • In 2015 we received $1,120.34 for 57.3 tons recycled in 2014.  This year we purchased a recycled cabinet & a bookshelf for the office and some recycled copy paper, info holders, folders, toilet tissue, and a recycle container for the 303 hall. 


  • We  received $252.38 in 2014 for 17.4 tons recycled in 2013.  This is partly due to not being credited with all our residents recycling.  Other townships benefited from our varied addresses.  We think this has been corrected.  We purchased a recycled white board for the fire dept. 


  • We received $952.44 in 2013 for 61.5 tons recycled in 2012.  We purchased 2 high chairs for the recycle bldg., a new sign for Court St. and paper products for the restrooms & office-all of at least 30% post consumer recycled content.    


  • In 2012 Camden received $1,100 for 62 tons recycled in 2011.   Purchased recycled signs for the Cemetery. The funds can only be used for of recycled items & supplies. 
  • They are no longer counting the paper bins at the Recycle Bldg. in our totals.



To recycle/dispose of other materials such as florescent bulbs, tires etc. check below for contact info for the Lorain County Collection Center in Elyria.




  Six (6) bags & 1 large item may be placed at the curb with your Blue Can on your regular trash pick-up day on the last full week (full weeks start with Monday) of each month.  See the News Page for details.



See News page for details

Dumpsters for the entire township are also provided each spring and fall.  They are advertised here,at the Kipton Post Office, Pit Stop, and on our sign at 303.  Usually in April & Sept.  






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